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ICM's Studebacker BM-13-16N
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 05:14 AM UTC
Charles Reading reviews ICM's Studebacker BM-13-16N.



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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 06:05 AM UTC

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With a little effort this kit will build into a very realistic representation of the Katyuska rocket launching system

Not "Katyuska". KatyuSHa (Катюша). It's a cherish form of a name Yekaterina. And thanks for that review, finally I can see sprues!

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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 06:26 AM UTC
Thanks, Demuri, for catching that error. I have corrected it.
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 07:53 AM UTC

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With a little effort this kit will build into a very realistic representation of the Katyuska rocket launching system

Not "Katyuska". KatyuSHa (Катюша). It's a cherish form of a name Yekaterina. And thanks for that review, finally I can see sprues!

Cheers,



Maybe the driver just REALLY liked his vehicle
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 02:55 PM UTC

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Maybe the driver just REALLY liked his vehicle

Nope, pal Russian is my native. In this case could be Katyshenka.

If it might be interesting to somebody, the first nickname of BM-13 was "Raisa Semyonovna" [raeesa], or Rayechka - because of the weapons abbreviation RS-13 (reaktivny snaryad - jet missile). But the very first BM's (based on ZiS truck) has a large letter K on them - that was a marking of Komintern plant (Komintern is "communistic international" - an international communistic organization). That started an era of Katyusha.

And a very popular song "Katysha" became a second reason. You may download it here - http://download.sovmusic.ru/m/katyusha.mp3

Here is a gallery of BM modifications.

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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 04:18 PM UTC
Dear Charles,

Could you also check and make a note on the thread pattern on the tires? I've been told that they were corrected on the Katyusha kit. Thanks for the in-box review!

Lawrence
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 04:49 PM UTC

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Dear Charles,

Could you also check and make a note on the thread pattern on the tires? I've been told that they were corrected on the Katyusha kit. Thanks for the in-box review!

Lawrence



Hey Lawrence,
I have both ICM kits and the tread pattern has been corrected.
If you look at the bottom right of the boxtop artwork in Bill's first post, you'll notice that they even make note of it.
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 05:54 PM UTC
Demuri,
Thanks for the link to the photos.
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 09:08 PM UTC
Good review I guess time to pack the Italeri one's away.

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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010 - 04:36 PM UTC
Hi John,

Thanks for the heads-up! I didn't notice the boxart, I saw too much red! LOL! Will the corrected US6 display this "correct thread pattern" too? The Katyusha kit looks really good - hope I'll get one soon.

Jeff, isn't Italeri kit a GMC built and not the same as the Studebaker?

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Lawrence
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010 - 05:10 PM UTC
Italeri's kit's main problem is it is post-war.
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010 - 06:49 PM UTC

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Jeff, isn't Italeri kit a GMC built and not the same as the Studebaker?



As Jacques says, Italeri's kit (and Revell re-boxing) is a post-war variant based on the ZiL-151 truck.


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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010 - 07:57 PM UTC
Yikes, thanks Frenchy for the correction - I don't know why I keep thinking that it was the GMC... ZiL-151 truck it is then! Am I right to assume that the rockets and racks are basically the same on the real subjects?

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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010 - 09:03 PM UTC

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Hi John,

Thanks for the heads-up! I didn't notice the boxart, I saw too much red! LOL! Will the corrected US6 display this "correct thread pattern" too? The Katyusha kit looks really good - hope I'll get one soon.

Jeff, isn't Italeri kit a GMC built and not the same as the Studebaker?

Cheers,

Lawrence



I think you are right but a post war one not as said by Italeri of a WW 2 one.

Dang if I would of read two more posts down I would not have posted oh well.

Enjoy

So Korean War on the truck?
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010 - 10:29 PM UTC

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So Korean War on the truck?



The ZiL-151 production began in 1947. I've yet to find a Korea War BM-13 variant picture, but I've got one showing a captured ZiL-151 cargo truck in December 1950.

Frenchy